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India train crash death toll jumps to 23: official

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2017

NEW DELHI (AFP): At least 23 passengers were killed and 64 others were injured after an express train derailed in north India on Saturday, officials said, as rescuers battle to free people trapped in the wreckage. “Twenty-three people have died and 64 others are injured in the accident. Rescue and relief operations are continuing,” G […]

US CENTCOM commander appreciates efforts, sacrifices of Pak Army

By The Frontier Post | August 19, 2017

RAWALPINDI (APP): A delegation from the United States, led by Commander Central Command (US CENTCOM) General Joseph L. Votel visited North Waziristan Agency on Saturday and appreciated the efforts and sacrifices of Pakistan Army for re-establishing peace in the area, said a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The CENTCOM commander also realized the […]

Sharif and sons fail to appear for NAB probe meeting

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

LAHORE (INP): Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons, Hassan and Hussain, failed to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore office on Friday for a probe meeting pertaining to a Supreme Court-ordered investigation into the Sharif family’s business concerns. Security had been tightened in and around the NAB office, with about […]

Basic traits of soldiering linked to physical fitness: Gen Qamar

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

RAWALPINDI (Online):Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Okara Cantt on the conclusion of 6th Army PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship. The CoAS distributed awards to the winners. Total 250 contestants from 10 best teams participated in different events of championship which was started on 9 August and was […]

Nisar’s spokesperson censures Pervaiz Rashid

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Spokesperson for former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has offered a reaction to former information minister Pervaiz Rashid’s statement by demanding off him to urge the government to public Dawn Leaks probe report if he is as innocent as he claims to be. The statement given by the spokesperson censures the […]

Altaf Hussain meets US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Khan of Kalat in London

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

LONDON (Monitoring Desk): Muttahida Qaumi Movement founder Altaf Hussain, who currently heads the London faction of the party, met US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Khan of Kalat Suleman Dawood, who is living in self-exile in London, in the British capital on Thursday. According to a press release, Altaf briefed the American congressman on the alleged […]

Global

Relative calm in Kisumu after Kenya election clashes

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

KISUMU/KENYA (Al Jazeera):  A tense calm prevailed on Saturday in this stronghold of defeated presidential candidate Raila Odinga, a day after his defeat to incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta was officially announced. Running street battles between security forces and protesters unhappy with the results continued in several parts of the city of Kisumu for most of […]

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Egypt train crash kills 36, injures more than 100

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

CAIRO (Reuters): Two trains collided in Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria on Friday killing 36 people and injuring more than 100 others, a health ministry spokesman said. The crash at 2:15 p.m near the suburban Khorshid station on the route to Cairo, derailed the engine of one train and two cars of the other, the […]

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WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

BEIJING (BBC): China’s largest social media platforms – Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba – are under investigation for alleged violations of cyber security laws. The Office for Cyberspace Administration said the three platforms had failed to police content on their sites. It said people had been using the platforms to spread terrorism-related material, rumours and […]

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Canadian diplomat in Cuba also treated for hearing loss

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

At least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba was treated for hearing loss, the Canadian government has said, a day after media reports said a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered similar symptoms. Brianne Maxwell, a spokeswoman for Canada’s foreign ministry, said on Thursday officials “are aware of unusual symptoms affecting Canadian and US diplomatic […]

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Nine people dead in prison fight in Mexican border city

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

Authorities in Tamaulipas state say rival groups of inmates fought with shanks, sticks and rocks in two parts of the prison. The fight occurred on Thursday during family visiting hours. Guards fired shots to control the situation. The state security Coordination Group said the fight appears to have involved a struggle for control within the […]

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North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy. After days of fiery rhetoric from both the US and North Korea, Mr Mattis said war would be “catastrophic” and that diplomacy was gaining results. Pyongyang on Thursday announced it was finalising a plan to fire four […]

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Pakistan

FIA arrest three human traffickers from Sialkot

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

F.P. Report SIALKOT: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided in parts of Sialkot district and arrested three human traffickers. Divisional Deputy Director FIA, Khalid Aneees told media that FIA arrested human traffickers and they were identified as Aftab Farooq, Muhammad Sarwar and Muhammad Younas residents of Sialkot. Anees added that the arrested accuseds were involved […]

PTI, PML-N workers clash: one killed, two injured

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

F.P. Report KHANEWAL: One person was killed and two other were wounded when a clash started in early hours of Friday between workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Police confirmed that both the rival parties had clashed when they were holding rallies on Independence Day but the workers again confronted at […]

Counsel of Sharif family to be appear before NAB

By The Frontier Post | August 18, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: The deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons Hasan and Hussain Nawaz will not appear before NAB and their counsel will be presented in the NAB on their behalf. Nawaz Sharif and his sons were called by NAB to appear before the court in Azizia Steel Mills case. NAB officials confirmed […]

Pakistan Navy takes over command of CTF-150 for 10th time

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

F.P. Report ISLAMABAD: French Navy handed over Command of Multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to Pakistan Navy at an impressive change of command ceremony held at Headquarters US NAVCENT, Bahrain. Rear Admiral Naveed Ahmed Rizvi of Pakistan Navy took over the Command of CTF-150 from Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas of French Navy. It is […]

AJK protesters rally to condemn blacklisting of Hizbul Mujahideen by US

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

MUZAFFARABAD (Monitoring Desk): A rally to condemn the United States’ recent decision to blacklist Hizbul Mujahideen as a ‘terrorist organisation’ was held in Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), on Thursday. The US decision came weeks after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Syed Salahuddin was designated a global terrorist. “Hizbul Mujahideen is a not a terrorist organisation […]

No consultation before appointing PML-N acting president: Ch Nisar

By The Frontier Post | August 17, 2017

ISLAMABAD (APP): Former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan complained on Thursday that no consultation was held with him before appointing Senator Yaqoob Nasar as party’s acting president. The disgruntled politician stated that no one bothers to aware him of party affairs, complaining why the name of to-be acting […]

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Afghanistan

Hezb-e-Islami reacts at deadly attack on a mosque by ex-commander loyalists in Takhar

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

KABUL (Khaama Press): Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar reacted at a deadly attack by the loyalists of a former commander of the party on a mosque in northeastern Takhar province of Afghanistan. The party in a statement condemned the attack and urged the government institutions to share the findings of their probe regarding the incident […]

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Saudi Arabia and UAE ‘tried to host’ Taliban first

By The Frontier Post | August 13, 2017

A former Afghan fighter turned mediator says Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tried to host the Taliban before the armed group set up an office in Qatar. Abdulla Anas, a former friend of the late al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, told the Middle East Eye on Friday that he was “bewildered” by […]

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Privatization Of Afghan War Against National Sovereignty: Karzai

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2017

KABUL (TOLONews): Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed his opposition to the possibility that U.S. private companies will be responsible for the Afghan war. Recently Erik Prince, the former CEO of the private military company, Blackwater, has offered to step up the Afghan air war with a private air force capable of intelligence collection […]

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9 militants killed in Maidan Wardak drone strike

By The Frontier Post | August 12, 2017

KABUL (Pajhwok): At least nine anti-government armed militants were killed in an airstrike conducted by the US forces in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, officials said Saturday. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in the past 24 hours, targeting the insurgents in the vicinity of Jaghatoo district. […]

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Group of Taliban Fighters Killed In Suicide Vests Blast

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

FARAH (Tolo News): At least 30 Taliban militants were killed when their own suicide vests exploded at their gathering in Farah province, local officials said on Friday. Farah governor’s spokesman Naser Mehri said a group of Taliban fighters and their suicide bombers had gathered in Bala Bolok district in the northeastern parts of the province […]

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U.S. Senator McCain Announces His Own Strategy for Afghanistan

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

KABUL (Tolo News): U.S. Senator John McCain on Thursday revealed his own strategy for the United States in Afghanistan because President Donald Trump’s administration isn’t coming up with one, he says. Media reported McCain’s Afghan strategy includes adding more U.S. troops for counter terrorism missions; increasing U.S. air power to assist Afghan forces; and providing […]

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Business

Study predicts cement exports may fall to 15% YoY

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

Web Desk Karachi: According to a Topline Security report, the country’s cement sales have started on a positive note during July, which is the first month of new financial year 2017-18. The report predicted that it is expected for total cement dispatches to grow 32-36pc year on year (YoY) in July 2017, as per their […]

South Asia becomes global LNG hotspot

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

DHAKA (REUTERS): South Asia, long a backwater for energy markets, is emerging as a hotspot for liquefied natural gas (LNG), with Pakistan and Bangladesh set to join India as major consumers, helping to ease global oversupply that has dogged this market for years. Only India and Pakistan currently import LNG in South Asia, taking in […]

Govt to borrow Rs3.75tr in 3 month

By The Frontier Post | August 3, 2017

F.P. Report KARACHI: The government will borrow Rs3.75 trillion from the banking system in August-October, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Wednesday. The government will borrow Rs3.45tr through market treasury bills (MTBs) and Rs300 billion through Pakistan Investment Bonds (PIBs) in the three-month period. The government, which depends largely on domestic and foreign […]

Oil prices decline 1pc due to high OPEC output

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2017

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell by 1 percent on Wednesday, with rising U.S. fuel inventories pulling U.S. crude back below $50 per barrel, while ongoing high OPEC supplies weighed on international prices. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $48.63 per barrel at 0735 GMT, down 53 cents, or 1 percent, from its last settlement. […]

Oil down one per cent on surprise rise in US inventories, high OPEC output

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2017

SINGAPORE (REUTERS): Oil prices fell one per cent on Wednesday, with rising US fuel inventories pulling US crude back below $50 per barrel, while ongoing high supplies from producer club OPEC weighed on international prices. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $48.68 per barrel at 0303 GMT, down 48 cents, or one […]

Sanctions imposed on Qatar do not violate WTO agreements, says UAE official

By The Frontier Post | August 2, 2017

DUBAI: Economic sanctions imposed on Qatar by three fellow Gulf states do not violate World Trade Organisation agreements, a United Arab Emirates official said after Doha launched a wide-ranging legal complaint at the Geneva-based body this week. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain cut ties with Qatar – a major global gas supplier and host to […]

Sports

Selectors agree to pick Inzamam-ul-Haq’s nephew

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

F.P. Report LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq’s nephew Imam-ul-Haq was selected in Lahore Blue’s squad following brief scuffle. The incident occurred during drafting process for National T20 tournament. As per details garnered, Inzamam-ul-Haq expressed exasperation as selectors preferred Ahmad Shehzad over Imam but the matter was later sorted out with mutual consent. […]

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India bid to reinstate Sreesanth fixing ban

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

F.P. Report NEW DELHI: India´s cricket board will appeal against a court order that lifted fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth´s life ban for match-fixing, a senior official told media on Friday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not agree with the Kerala state high court order that acquitted Sreesanth for lack of […]

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Najam Sethi to attend ACC meeting in Sri Lanka

By The Frontier Post | August 11, 2017

  F.P. Report LAHORE: Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Najam Sethi left for Sri Lanka late Thursday to attend meeting of Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in Colombo. Speaking to media ahead of his departure from Lahore airport, Sethi said the two-day conference will bring important discussions to the table. He said the moot will, […]

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22 nd Chief Naval Staff Open Golf C’ship 2017 commences

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

Naimat Khan KARACHI: The 22 nd Chief of the Naval Staff Open Golf Championship is being played from 17 to 20 August at Karachi Golf Club. This was announced by Patron PN Golf Commodore Saqib Jamil Khattak during a media brief held today at Karachi Golf Club. Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Ather Mukhtar, Mr. Sohail […]

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Neymar’s Brazil top FIFA rankings

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

PARIS (Agencies): Captained by the Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar Brazil have knocked Germany off the top of the FIFA rankings released on Thursday. World champions Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederations Cup last month after some rolling historical results were devalued. Lionel Messi’s Argentina are in third and modest Switzerland, with a […]

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NZ players not to be part of World XI team

By The Frontier Post | August 10, 2017

WELLINGTON (NNI): In a move that could dampen the efforts to help bring international cricket back to Pakistan, New Zealand Cricket has strongly hinted that none of its contracted players would play for the International Cricket Council assembled-World XI side for a three-match Twenty20 International series, set to be held in Pakistan. All the matches […]

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Fashion

Sara, told by mum to stay away from boys

By The Frontier Post | August 7, 2017

Web Desk MUMBAI: As soon as reports started doing the rounds that Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and his ex-wife Amrita Singh, will debut in Bollywood, her mother has been cautious and told her daughter to stay away from her male friends for now. Sara made headlines for her alleged relationship with Harshvardhan […]

Did Aryan Khan just shoot an ad?

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

(Web Desk) – Shahrukh Khan’s eldest son spotted at an ad shoot and tabloids sure have content and speculation for an entire week, businessofcinema reported on Saturday. The Indian media outlet reported that Aryan who studies filmmaking in Los Angeles was recently spotted at an advertisement shoot in Mumbai. However, it is not known if […]

No drastic improvement in Dilip Kumar’s health: doctors

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

(Web Desk) – Health of Legendary actor Dilip Kumar has been constantly deteriorating in recent past as he was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai following the worsening of his kidney problems. The 94-year-old actor has been recommended dialysis by the doctors considering the low haemoglobin in blood and […]

Fox News host Bolling suspended after allegations of lewd texts

By The Frontier Post | August 6, 2017

NEW YORK (REUTERS): Fox News on Saturday suspended host Eric Bolling following a media report that he sent sexually inappropriate text messages to colleagues, marking the third high-profile harassment case to rock the conservative, highly rated cable news outlet. Bolling’s lawyer called the claims “untrue and terribly unfair”. “Eric Bolling has been suspended pending the […]

Coke Studio musicians raise the curtain on Aamir Zaki’s final performance

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2017

Web Desk KARACHI: He came, he saw and he left too soon. Aamir Zaki’s death took the Pakistani entertainment industry by shock but there was something about this mad genius that concerned veterans and newbies even while he was alive; a dearth of recorded music. Musicians who were in touch with him during his final days […]

Malaika Arora was trolled terribly but her response was terrific

By The Frontier Post | August 4, 2017

F.P. Report   Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan parted ways after being married for over 18 years, and the couple have received continual flak on social media following their announcement.I Being in the public eye has its downsides, and for the 43-year-old Munni Badnaam queen, there has been still no end to the brickbats. Recently, […]